The Oneida County Sheriff’s Office, in cooperation with the School District of Rhinelander, will host law enforcement training sessions April 1 through 3 at Rhinelander High School. The training may include evening hours. Students will be off school the entire week for spring break.
The Oneida County Sheriff’s Office will host local and regional law enforcement agencies including the Wisconsin State Patrol, the Marathon County Sheriff’s Office, the Rhinelander Police Department, Woodruff Police Department, Three Lakes Police Department, Nicolet College Criminal Justice Program and other agencies.
This training is part of the district’s continuing efforts to ensure the safety of students and staff during a crisis situation. “We are working with various levels of law enforcement to continue to be proactive in the event of an emergency situation. This is one of the many drills and training processes that we have in place to continue to maintain a safe environment in all of our schools,” said Sheriff Grady Hartman.
Safety and security efforts continue as part of the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) grant that was received in 2011. Since receiving the grant, the School District of Rhinelander has made many updates to buildings and continues to update safety procedures and emergency policies. “We have increased law enforcement visibility at our schools, we hold staff training on situational preparedness and we are exploring options for additional grant funding,” said Sheriff Hartman.
The School District of Rhinelander and the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office work closely together with the Rhinelander Police Department and other area law enforcement agencies to ensure safe and secure buildings for students and staff. Preparedness drills and ongoing staff training will continue throughout the school year.
Questions about the training may be directed to School Liaison Officer Sgt. Tyler Young at (715) 365-9500, Lt. Dan Hess at the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office at (715) 361-5100 or to school principals.